Official artwork from Pokémon Sword and Shield by Ken Sugimori
|Eye color||Brown*, Light blue*, Gray*|
|Hair color||Brown*, Blond*, Black*|
|Relatives||Unnamed mother and father|
|Trainer class||Pokémon Trainer, player character|
|Games||Sword and Shield, Masters EX|
|Game animation debut||Sky|
|English voice actor||Unknown|
|Japanese voice actor||Yūna Ogata (Pokémon: Twilight Wings)|
Eri Yukimura (Masters EX)
|Manga counterpart(s)||Casey Shield|
In the core series games
Gloria is a young girl who lives with her mother in the town of Postwick in the Galar region. One day, her friend Hop invites her to meet his big brother Leon, the Champion of the Galar League, so that they both can receive a starter Pokémon from him. After also receiving an endorsement from Leon later on, as well as obtaining a Dynamax Band from Professor Magnolia, each of them sets out on their Gym Challenge, collecting eight Badges from Gym Leaders across the region, while also dealing with the troublesome actions of Team Yell along the way. During her Gym Challenge, she also develops a rivalry with Bede, a pretentious boy endorsed by the Chairman of the Galar League, Rose, and Marnie, a quiet young girl from the rough streets of Spikemuth.
Gloria eventually collects the eight required Badges and travels to Wyndon, the biggest city in Galar and the setting of the Champion Cup, where she competes for the right to challenge Leon. Gloria wins the tournament, but her battle with Leon is interrupted before it can even begin by the actions of the Galar League Chairman Rose, who has awakened a Pokémon known as Eternatus and brought about an event called the Darkest Day, which Galar had previously experienced thousands of years ago. Gloria teams up with Hop and the Legendary Pokémon Zacian and Zamazenta to defeat Eternatus, before catching it and ending the second Darkest Day. She then proceeds to battle Leon and defeat him, ending his career as the undefeated Champion of Galar and making Gloria the new Champion.
Later, Gloria and Hop are forced to deal with a group of rampaging Dynamax Pokémon let loose by a pair of rich brothers named Sordward and Shielbert, who are trying to reinstate the monarchy of Galar and denigrate Zacian and Zamazenta. Eventually, the brothers' plans are stopped, and both Gloria and Hop end up catching one of the two Legendary Pokémon.
Sometime during her journey, Gloria travels to the Isle of Armor, where she meets a new rival, KlaraSw/AverySh, and is taken under the wing of former Champion Mustard as a student of his Dojo. Gloria competes in a series of trials with her new rival, eventually defeating them in a final battle, earning them the right to inheirit the Dojo's "secret armor", the Legendary Pokémon Kubfu. After growing close with her new Pokémon, Gloria and Kubfu challenge one of the Towers of Two Fists, culimating in a battle between Master Mustard and his own Kubfu. The two are successful, and Kubfu learns the secret of the tower, allowing it to evolve into Single Strike or Rapid Strike Style Urshifu.
After resolving the incident with Sordward and Shielbert, Gloria returns to the dojo, where she finds Hop conducting research on Sonia's behalf. Mustard tells her that Urshifu hates the taste of Max Soup, so, in order for it to unlock its Gigantamax potential, a special ingredient is needed to make it drink the Max Soup. He doesn't reveal what this ingredient is, though, and leaves it to the duo to figure it out on their own. After a few bad guesses, Gloria and Hop travel to Honeycalm Island, where Gloria gets thrusted into a Max Raid Battle against a Dynamax Vespiquen. After defeating it, she finds the missing ingredient; Max Honey. Upon returning to the dojo, Mustard informs Gloria that he wants to battle her in a no-holds-barred battle, where he uses his full power. In the battle, Mustard uses his own Gigantamax Urshifu. After being defeated, Mustard declares that he has nothing more to teach her.
Sometime during her journey, Gloria travels to the Crown Tundra, where she meets the retired Gym Leader Peony, who recruits her as the leader of his exploration team, and tasks her with investigating three mysteries surrounding the tundra. In the first mystery, Gloria meets Calyrex, the former king of the Crown Tundra, and helps it reunite with its steed, Glastrier or Spectrier (as chosen by the player). In the second mystery, she investigates ruins scattered around the tundra, encountering and catching the legendary titans. In the third mystery, Gloria pursues the Galarian legendary birds across Galar. Upon solving these mysteries, Gloria finds a note describing a fourth mystery that Peony does not recall writing. Upon bringing it to the Max Lair, she learns about Ultra Beasts and Necrozma, and is eventually able to catch Necrozma in a Dynamax Adventure.
Sometime after the events of the Sordward and Shielbert incident, The Isle of Armor, and The Crown Tundra, Gloria receives a call from Leon, receiving an invitation to a new type of competition called the Galarian Star Tournament at Wyndon Stadium. Gloria partners with Hop or Marnie in the inaugural Multi Battle tournament, and emerge victorious after defeating Leon and Raihan (if her partner is Hop) or Raihan and Piers (if her partner is Marnie), in the finals.
In spin-off games
- Main article: Gloria (Masters)
|Concept art from Sword and Shield||Artwork of Gloria in her
|Artwork of Gloria from|
"The Isle of Armor" expansion
|Artwork of Gloria from
"The Crown Tundra" expansion
|Gloria and Sobble concept artwork by
Hitoshi Ariga for Kotobukiya ArtFx J figurines
|Artwork of Gloria and Sobble for the Pokémon Center
Pokémon Trainers merchandise line
|Artwork of Gloria and Sobble for the Pokémon Center|
Pokémon Trainers merchandise line
|Choosing the player's appearance|
at the beginning of Sword and Shield
- Main article: Gloria (game)/Quotes
In the anime
Pokémon: Twilight Wings
Gloria briefly appeared in GOTCHA!.
In the manga
- Main article: Casey Shield
Gloria's counterpart in Pokémon Adventures is Casey Shield. She is a hyperactive girl who researches Dynamax as Professor Magnolia's assistant and is trying to find the Pokémon she lost a year before.
In the TCG
The following is a list of cards mentioning or featuring Gloria or her Pokémon in the Pokémon Trading Card Game.
Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format.
Cards listed with a silver background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
|Galarian Moltres||VMAX Climax||242/184|
|Single Strike Urshifu||Brilliant Stars||Rare TG V||TG18/TG30||VMAX Climax||238/184|
|Single Strike Urshifu||Brilliant Stars||Rare TG VMAX||TG19/TG30||VMAX Climax||239/184|
|Friends in Galar||Su||Brilliant Stars||140/172||VMAX Climax||149/184|
|Gloria||Su||Brilliant Stars||141/172||VMAX Climax||163/184|
|Brilliant Stars||Rare TG Ultra||TG26/TG30||VMAX Climax||276/184|
- Even though the player can choose the player character's uniform number, official artwork depicts their uniform number as "227", which can be read in Japanese as goroawase for 無事な bujina, meaning "safely". It also could be a reference to February 27, the release date of Pokémon Red and Green.
- Pre-release media referred to Gloria as both "Gloria" and "Shield" (Japanese: シールド Shield).
|Japanese||ユウリ Yuuri||From 優 yū (excellent). Forms a pun of 優勝 yūshō (championship) and 勝利 shōri (victory) with the 勝る masaru of マサル Masaru (Victor)|
|English, German, Spanish,
|Korean||우리 Uri||From 우 (優) u (excellent). Forms a pun of 우승 (優勝) useung (championship) and 승리 (勝利) seungni (victory) with 승재 Seungjae (Victor)|
|Chinese (Mandarin)||小優 / 小优 Xiǎo Yōu||From 優 / 优 yōu / yāu (excellent). Forms the phrase 優勝 / 优胜 yōushèng / yāusīng (championship) with 小勝 / 小胜 Xiǎo Shèng / Síu Sīng (Victor)|
|Chinese (Cantonese)||小優 Síu Yāu|
|Brazilian Portuguese||Glória||From glória (glory)|
|This game character article is part of Project CharacterDex, a Bulbapedia project that aims to write comprehensive articles on each character found in the Pokémon games.|